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In honor of Easter and recorded between April 1 and 8, 1950 for the radio broadcast series Pioneers Of Music, a complete performance in English of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion BWV 244.

With soloists: Tenor [Narrator]: Rudolf Petrak; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: James Pease; Soprano: Ann Ayars; Contralto: M
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In honor of Easter and recorded between April 1 and 8, 1950 for the radio broadcast series Pioneers Of Music, a complete performance in English of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion BWV 244.

With soloists: Tenor [Narrator]: Rudolf Petrak; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: James Pease; Soprano: Ann Ayars; Contralto: Margaret Harshaw; Bass: Norman Farrow. Along with the Choirs of Rutgers University, the New Jersey College for Women, and a choir of girls from Rochester public schools all with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf.
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pioneers of music. This afternoon, NBC brings you Part one of the Saint Matthew Passion, by Johann Sebastian Bach in a one hour broadcast concert by Erich Leinsdorf from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with soloists and the combined choirs of Rutgers University. The New Jersey College for Women and Girls Choir from the Rochester Public Schools with John Baldwin organist. This performance, another in NBC's Saturday music series featuring leading orchestras of the nation, had its beginnings in 1948 when Rutgers University invited Erich Leinsdorf from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to think of a Bach festival to be held in commemoration of the composer's death 200 years ago. Mr Lines door from the orchestra had worked in the past with Rutgers University Glee Club, and out of this association came the plans for this performance of The Saint Matthew Passion. Part one Comes to You today from the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, with Part two, broadcast next week from Rutgers University. In today's performance, Rudolph Petracca will sing the part of the narrator and James Piece will be heard as Jesus, and heirs will be heard of soprano soloist Margaret Harshaw Alto and Norman Pharaoh Base. They will be heard with the combined choirs of Rutgers University, the New Jersey College for Women and a choir of girls from the Rochester Public Schools. Now, Erich Leinsdorf conducts the Saint Matthew Passion Part one. Bye bye. Mm hmm. Uh huh. Mm. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. And Jesus, That has finished with all these sayings. He said to his disciples in all that after two days is the parcel over and the son of man shall be Do his falls deliver? Oh, no, son. No, He shall perish. Yeah. Oh, Mhm. Mhm. Uh huh. Yeah. Mhm. And the time they're assembled, all the priests and the scripture scholars and the owners of the top within the Paris of the chief priest who's the name was Kaif. Office and consulting of that Jesus by crafty be taken and put to the but thus they counted
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